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Were is cold water inlet and hot water outel on model 71-40d b

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Cold inlet and hot outlet are marked on top of water heater.
Usually there is a letter or word embossed into the metal top.

If tank is connected, then turn on hot water tap for a few moment and feel which pipe is hot.

Cold water enters bottom of tank through dip tube located on cold side. If hot and cold are reversed, the water heater will not perform as expected.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-dip-tube.html

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Posted on Aug 06, 2012

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SOURCE: no hot water

Take these steps, ensure you are recieving correct voltage to the heater. If this has been confirmed, then using an ohmmeter, with the power turned off, check the resistance through you heaters. You should read a resistance through the heater(s). If you read OL, it means the heater is broken, and if you read 0 the heater is shorted. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: no hot water

I am afraid that you have burned the heating element out or an inline fuse is burned out

Posted on May 19, 2010

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